Services available at the International Exchange Plaza

Newspapers both local and from overseas (English, Chinese and Korean), foreign books (mostly English), dictionaries (English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, German), magazines concerning overseas current affairs and studying abroad are available for browsing. In addition, books on Japanese lifestyle, culture, history, travelling, etc. can also be found on the shelves.

*Please note that photocopying services are not available.

Loan of books

*This service is currently unavailable.
Books at the International Exchange Plaza are available for loan. Books related to international exchange, lifestyle and culture of different countries are available. Please feel free to make use of this loan service.

Borrowing from the Plaza
Please bring the desired books and present them together with your "Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center" user card to the staff at the loan counter or at the Kagoshima International Association office.
(If you do not have a user card, you can apply for one at the "Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center" office located on the 2nd floor. Please present your ID when applying for the card.)

Loan period
The due date of a loan is 2 weeks from the borrowing date.

Loan limit
A maximum of 2 books can be borrowed at any one time.

* Please note that selected books are reference materials only.

Video Conversion Service

*This service is currently unavailable.
Different countries have different video formats, e.g. Japanese videos may not play on UK video players. Available for home videos only.

Live Foreign TV Programs

*This service is currently unavailable.
English: BBC, Korean: KBS, Chinese: CCTV

Message Board

Messages regarding the below listed topics can be advertised on the message board for one month. You may fill in the designated form at the International Exchange Plaza, or submit one A4 piece of paper for posting. Please apply at the office.
- Event information
- Available to teach language and culture
- Language teacher wanted
- Buy or Sell
- Friends wanted

Rental of flags, maps and ethnic costumes

We loan rent flags, maps and ethnic costumes for events that promote international understanding, exchange and global cooperation.Please apply at the Kagoshima International Association.

Consultation

We provide information and consultation service on overseas studying, global cooperation and support for foreign residents.
Prefectural Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) are also available on the following days of the week between 2:30pm to 5:00pm to provide information on exchange with foreign countries, international exchange activities, etc.
-Tuesday: Ma Yan (China)
-Wednesday: Seo Heekyung (South Korea)
-Friday: Quek Ying Yan (Singapore) (from February till July)
-Friday: William Joseph Jefferson (USA) (from August till January)

*As CIRs may be away due to official trips and other work commitments, please call before coming.

Chinese Lunchtime Talk

Want to chat with a Kagoshima CIR who is also a native Chinese speaker? This lunchtime talk is open to anyone interested in Chinese conversation, Chinese residents in Kagoshima, and anyone with experience living in China. Participation is free and there is no need to apply in advance. (Please note that this is not an official Chinese language course.)

Every Tuesday 12:00-13:00 (except for days when the Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center is closed)
Venue: meeting room next to the KIA office

*Participants can may come and go as they please during this time, but food is not allowed there is no lunch.
*Lunchtime classes may be cancelled due to unavoidable absence by the facilitator. Please call before coming.

Korean Lunchtime Talk

Want to chat with a Kagoshima CIR who is also a native Korean speaker? This lunchtime talk is open to anyone interested in Korean conversation, Korean residents in Kagoshima, and anyone with experience living in Korea. Participation is free and there is no need to apply in advance. (Please note that this is not an official Korean language course.)

Every Wednesday 12:30-13:30 (except for days when the Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center is closed)
Venue: meeting room next to the KIA office
*Participants may come and go as they please during this time, but food is not allowed.
*Lunchtime classes may be cancelled due to unavoidable absence by the facilitator. Please call before coming.

Lunchtime English Club

Want to chat with a Kagoshima CIR who is also a native English speaker?
Participation is free and there is no need to apply in advance. (Please note that this is not an official English language course.)

Every Friday 12:00-13:00
Venue: meeting room next to the KIA office

*Participants may come and go as they please during this time, but food is not allowed.
*Lunchtime classes may be cancelled due to unavoidable absence by the facilitator. Please call before coming.

UNICEF Library

UNICEF videos,available for rent.

Application method and the list of videos for rent in Japanese

Information

Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 - 17:00
Closed: Monday (If a national holiday falls on Monday, the plaza will be open and will be closed therefore on Tuesday.) 29th Dec. - 3rd Jan.
Address: c/o Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center
1F 14-50 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima City, 892-0816 Japan
Phone: 099-221-6620
Fax: 099-221-6643
E-mail: kia@po.synapse.ne.jp

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